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Course Overview

This course follows the New York State’s Infection Control and Barrier Precautions education requirements mandated by the New York State Department of Health and approved for healthcare professionals practicing in New York.

The goal of this mandated training is to disseminate information related to the infection control and barrier precautions education requirements, ensure healthcare professionals understand and minimize the opportunity for bloodborne pathogen transmission, provide current scientifically accepted infection prevention and control practices, and discuss the disciplinary actions for not complying with the law. 

About the Course Author

Kimberly Matthews, RN obtained a nursing degree from Western Kentucky University in 1998.  Ms. Matthews possesses over 20 years of nursing experience with over 17 of those in the Skilled Nursing industry.  Ms. Matthews has extensive experience in MDS, restorative nursing programs, and nursing management.  Ms. Matthews is currently a Post Acute Care Content writer and subject matter expert for MDS. Kim Matthews, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

  • New York Department of Health


    This course has been approved by the State of New York Department of Health. Provider number TP02043, for the following professions: Physicians, Registered Physician Assistants, Special Assistants, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Optometrists, with the following groups: employees and credentialed/affiliated professionals. This activity is approved for 4.0 contact hours.

Course Details
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  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe engineering controls, safe injection practices, and work practice controls.; Describe occupational health strategies in protecting healthcare workers and patients.; Differentiate the correct use and strategies for cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization.; Discuss mechanisms of disease transmission and factors that influence the outcome of exposure.; Discuss the basics of sepsis and related evaluation and management strategies for sepsis.; Explain the circumstances that require the use of barriers and PPE.; Identify responsibilities related to infection prevention and control practices, and the consequences of failing to comply.; State the legal requirements for the education of infection prevention and control practices for healthcare providers in NY State.; Summarize strategies for preventing pathogen transmission of HIV, HBV, and HCV.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Legal Requirements
    Section 3: Element 1
    Standards of Professional Conduct
    Rules, Regulations, & Organizations
    Implications of Professional Conduct Standards
    Consequences of Professional Misconduct
    Section 4: Element 2
    The Chain of Infection
    Exposure Outcomes
    Prevention Strategies
    Section 5: Element 3
    High Risk Practices & Procedures
    Preventing Disease Transmission from HCP to Patient
    Preventing Disease Transmission from Patient to HCP
    Engineering Controls
    Section 6: Element 4
    Barriers and PPE
    Common PPE
    CDC Guidelines
    Section 7: Element 5
    Universal Principles
    Contamination Potential
    Cleaning Contaminated Items
    Level of Reprocessing Sequence
    Reprocessing Effectiveness
    Contamination Risks
    Section 8: Element 6
    Occupational Health Strategies
    HIV, HBV, and HCV
    Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
    NYSDOH Requirements
    Evaluation of HCW’s
    Section 9: Element 7
    What Is Sepsis?
    Signs and Symptoms
    Evaluation and Management
    Section 10: Conclusion
    Course Contributor

  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.